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[Q] Can I Limit CPU But Exclude Certain Apps?

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By Zombtastic, Member on 5th July 2014, 06:14 AM
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Hey guys, just a lil' prelude:

Sorry if there is a similar thread, I did a quick search here and a couple places and didn't see anything. Also, sorry if it's a simple answer, it's eluding me at the moment.

My main question, as the title says, is this: I am looking for a way to limit my CPU as with profiles in setCPU or Rom Tool Box Pro. But I am looking in particular, if there is a way to do so, yet at the same time exclude certain apps; Such as benchmarks or games. In essence I want my processor to be limited so that it's saving battery until the point at which I launch an app where I might benefit from the improved/full CPU power. Is this at all possible?

I recently switched from Sense 6 to GPE and realized there is no power saving mode options in stock android, so my battery has been draining a bit faster than I am used to. I was running power saving mode continuously and just turning it off when needed, so I am probably going to end up just limiting it until I need to take off the limit, but if there was a way to get a hassle-free set up I would be super glad. I always enjoy a little tweaking, so if it takes a bit of work that's fine.

Anyways, lemme know, and thanks in advance!
 
 
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Originally Posted by Zombtastic

Hey guys, just a lil' prelude:

Sorry if there is a similar thread, I did a quick search here and a couple places and didn't see anything. Also, sorry if it's a simple answer, it's eluding me at the moment.

My main question, as the title says, is this: I am looking for a way to limit my CPU as with profiles in setCPU or Rom Tool Box Pro. But I am looking in particular, if there is a way to do so, yet at the same time exclude certain apps; Such as benchmarks or games. In essence I want my processor to be limited so that it's saving battery until the point at which I launch an app where I might benefit from the improved/full CPU power. Is this at all possible?

I recently switched from Sense 6 to GPE and realized there is no power saving mode options in stock android, so my battery has been draining a bit faster than I am used to. I was running power saving mode continuously and just turning it off when needed, so I am probably going to end up just limiting it until I need to take off the limit, but if there was a way to get a hassle-free set up I would be super glad. I always enjoy a little tweaking, so if it takes a bit of work that's fine.

Anyways, lemme know, and thanks in advance!

Have you tried maybe setting up a CPU Control with Tasker? Yes I know...Tasker right

[TUT] Tasker CPU Control V5|Frequency/Governor Customisable Profiles|SetCPU with OCD
Tasker
CPU Control
Tasker Userguide
Tasker Wiki

Last 2 just to learn some more about it if you want.

I'm not aware of any other programs, will have to look into it more but even so, I'd be interested in knowing about it as well. Even though my phone runs great on battery life etc.
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Well it's not exactly running bad I battery so much as I know it could be running better with a little help. Lol.

But, I shall definitely look into this when I get home from work. It looks like, from the few glanc s I gave it that this might be able to pull off what I was looking for. I didn't even think of Tasker (mostly because I don't know how to use it lol). I'll let you know how it goes.

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You can try using Per-app Modes
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5th July 2014, 10:19 PM |#5  
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Hey guys, just a lil' prelude:

Sorry if there is a similar thread, I did a quick search here and a couple places and didn't see anything. Also, sorry if it's a simple answer, it's eluding me at the moment.

My main question, as the title says, is this: I am looking for a way to limit my CPU as with profiles in setCPU or Rom Tool Box Pro. But I am looking in particular, if there is a way to do so, yet at the same time exclude certain apps; Such as benchmarks or games. In essence I want my processor to be limited so that it's saving battery until the point at which I launch an app where I might benefit from the improved/full CPU power. Is this at all possible?

I recently switched from Sense 6 to GPE and realized there is no power saving mode options in stock android, so my battery has been draining a bit faster than I am used to. I was running power saving mode continuously and just turning it off when needed, so I am probably going to end up just limiting it until I need to take off the limit, but if there was a way to get a hassle-free set up I would be super glad. I always enjoy a little tweaking, so if it takes a bit of work that's fine.

Anyways, lemme know, and thanks in advance!

I think you must watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxE8J-K2LFI
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You can try using Per-app Modes

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I think you must watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxE8J-K2LFI

Yeah that actually looks interesting, might be what he's looking for and probably won't be as difficult as setting up Tasker profiles. I might look into that one myself if only for curiosity purposes, nice find.
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You can try using Per-app Modes

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I think you must watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxE8J-K2LFI

Thanks guys! Your Per-App-Modes led me to another suggestion here on XDA. So I think I am gonna try that first, but I never knew half of these options existed! Thanks for the help, I am gonna test each for a few days and see what I come up with. I am hoping the Xposed Framework works out because, seeing as I have a few other modules to get most of my tweaks done, having just another module would be nice and organized to have all my favorite tweaks and mods in one little area. Lol.
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